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Vintage Christmas Carol Printables

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Display your favorite holiday classics for all to see with these Free Vintage Christmas Carol Printables (and never forget the lyrics again)!

Even after 6 years of near-continuous Christmas carols from August to January, Handan still can’t get the lyrics right to songs she’s heard hundreds of times (or more).

Maybe she’s not listening carefully enough?

Perhaps she’s not understanding the lyrics?

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Or maybe…

Just maybe…

She does it to drive me bonkers.

Most likely, that’s the answer.

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For example, she’s now heard the song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” approximately 1800 times by my reckoning. You’d think she’d have the lyrics down pat, wouldn’t you?

Well, you’d be wrong.

Here are the correct lyrics to the first part of the second verse:

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding,
And bring it right here.

And here is what my babes sings:

Oh, bring us some merry pudding,
Oh, bring us some merry pudding,
Oh, bring us some merry pudding,
I want it right now!

Every time, I’m like, “FIGGY pudding, my babes! FIGGY!”

And since she comes from the land of fresh figs (Turkey), she has to tell me how ridiculous it is that they’re asking for figgy pudding. “There are no figs in England!” She reminds me.

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So then I have to inform her that figgy pudding isn’t really made from figs. “It’s made from plums and raisins, my babes.”

To which she replies, “Hmph! I told you! It’s Merry Pudding!”

And thus, the cycle perpetuates.

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Another Christmas Carol Handanism comes from the beloved classic, “Deck the Halls.” I’ve already explained here how one of my babes’ most beloved expressions comes from that song, but apart from that, she still mangles it.

In Handan’s version of the song, they’re not decorating the halls with boughs of holly, they’re doing it with bowls of holly. In her mind, the merry folk in the song wander through the forest with big wooden bowls, into which they gather holly and pine and all sorts of Christmas greenery. Then, when they get back home, they put the bowls of holly and pine on the floor so the whole house would smell like Christmas.

“My babes,” I say, “They’re boughs of holly, not bowls.”

“Shut up!” She says, “They’re bowls! Lo lo lololo!”

Hey, she’s created her own perfect little movie in her head for that song, and ain’t nobody gonna change that movie!

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And who could forget “Adolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”1 😆

So when my babes declared that she would be making some vintage Christmas carol printables, visions of sugar-plums danced in my head.

Of course, that was an entirely inappropriate time for such sugary visions, so I pushed the sugar-plums aside to make room for new visions of sheet music on our walls. The next time Handan mangled one of the classics, I could point to the wall and say, “See? Read it, woman! Read the lyrics and learn!”

But what fun would that be, I thought?

My babes is my babes precisely because she garbles the Christmas carols and a thousand and one more reasons besides.

So I’ll hang these printables by the chimney with care,
In hopes that my babes will read them there.
But she probably won’t, and that’s okay by me,
‘Cuz my babes is the best – even Adolph agrees!

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1 In Handan’s defense, she only sang, “Adolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” once, but you better believe I heard it and pounced on it! Never let a good nugget of comedy go unheralded, I say! That one’s right up there with Apple Crumble and Finch!

Vintage Christmas Carol Printables

As usual, here is some information on the printables: we designed these free vintage Christmas carol printables in two colors and to fit 8.5×11, 16×20 or 24×36 inch frames. The 8.5×11 inch sized printables are PDFs, so they are not scalable. But the 24×36 inch printables scale down easily to 20×30 / 16×24 / 12×18 / 8×12 / 4×6 inches, and 16×20 inch ones scale down to 12×15 / 8×10 / 4×5 inches with no problems. If you need help with scaling down these printables so you can print them using your home printer, then make sure you check out our “How To Easily Resize Pictures” post.

Note:  If you don’t have a large format printer like the Canon i8720 Printer (prints up to 13×19 inches) and are wondering the best place to get these large printables printed bigger than 8×12, we recommend trying Staples in your area or Amazon print shop. Both stores offer custom-sized prints on matte or glossy paper, and they both cost about the same. Staples also offers Engineering Prints, which are really affordable for large-format prints, but in some areas (like ours), they must be ordered from their online print shop.

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  1. I’m sooo glad I found y’all!!! You are hilarious, & I luuuv the gorgeous printables you share with us.
    Keep the comedy & great content coming?❤️

  2. Good morning, I printed several of your prints to place in a frame for my friend as a Christmas gift, I made several so that she can switch them out throughout the year (love the one with the flag). My frame was a white distressed wood look and the prints scaled down beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us your readers. I bought a frame for myself and will be doing the same for myself after the holiday.
    Love these aged carol prints. I will definitely be using these.
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

  3. Dear Greg…… make blogging seem so fun! I can only imagine how busy you stay behind the scenes to get these little masterpieces ready! Merry Christmas!!!

    1. Oh Constance, Handan is the real workhorse of this blog! I have the easy job – I just build stuff, take pictures and write about it! Handan does all these printables, plus she keeps the blog going from a tech standpoint and she does all the Pinterest work! But together we’re a great team, because my weaknesses are her strengths and vice-versa. 🙂

  4. I bet you two have a fun, wonderful time together! Love your work AND your sense of humor. Have a blessed and very Merry Christmas (or is that Mary?)

  5. Handan & Greg,
    Thanks for all your posts. You two do amazing things, thanks so much for sharing. Lots of inspiration from both of you. Your home renovations are beautiful. Having lived in Ankara, Turkey for several years…..lots of years ago, thanks to my military husband, I remember fondly several wonderful foods. Many appetizers. I’d love it if Handan would share some of the easy recipes.
    Stay well and thanks again for helping us have fun!
    Phyllis Lukens
    Goodyear, AZ

    1. Hi Phyllis, thank you so much! Ankara is where Handan grew up! That’s so great you lived there – it’s a beautiful place. I’m the chef around here, and I’ve been working on my Turkish cuisine for the past 10 years. Check our recipes section, and you’ll find a few Turkish dishes. I’ll be posting more recipes now that I have a great new kitchen in our new Georgia home! 🙂

  6. Great pumpkin tutorial and funny post, too. Last week I was in Joanne’s in Waterville, ME, and the guy at the next register had several skeins of green and white loopy yarn and a green styrofoam wreath form. So I asked him if was gonna make a wreathe. When he said yes, I asked if he had seen you make one on The Navage Patch. Well, his face lit up like a Christmas tree and we both agreed how much we enjoyed you! It was a nice moment!